Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies for students who are interested in learning about a wide variety of core subjects before they focus their degree into any one field. The benefit of a general studies degree is they are typically universally accepted as the basis for future bachelor education in a variety of subjects such as liberal arts, science, math, business, and other fields. General studies degrees also demonstrate that the student is capable of advanced critical thinking, research capabilities, and creative skill, forming the necessary background needed for career opportunities.

Students will develop a general education through the program, focusing on liberal arts, natural and applied sciences, technology, and mathematics. Those classes include effective speaking, English composition, basic problems in philosophy, the arts, college level mathematics and sciences, cultural perspectives, foreign languages, the humanities, integration of knowledge, literature, personal health, social and behavioral sciences, and social perspectives.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary qualifications for future studies at the bachelor level. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to utilize effective writing and speaking habits; to demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and apply reliable and appropriate information; to demonstrate the ability to utilize scientific methods of inquiry to the acquisition of knowledge; to demonstrate the ability to utilize computers and emerging technologies effectively; to demonstrate an appreciation of the variety of human experiences as expressed through the arts;  to demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures; and to demonstrate awareness of personal obligations and responsibilities in one’s community of influence.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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